About R.D. Alspach

I was born in 1941 in Saskatchewan, Canada and raised in Regina. My education was with the public system there and attended the University of Saskatchewan (Regina Campus) receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and my Bachelor of Education teaching qualifications in 1970.

Teachers and instructors included people like Mac Hone, Helmut Becker at Central Collegiate. Then at U of S  included Jeff Pocklen, Beth Hone, Marilyn Levine, Rick Gomez, Allan Wienstien, Jack Sures, Ronald Bloore, Theodore Heinrich and my mentor Ted Godwin who rounded out my being influenced by the Regina Five by being in close proximity throughout those years.

I was invited to attend the 1965 Emma Lake Workshop with guests Lawrence Alloway, a New York art critic and John Cage a renowned American music composer.

Teaching took me and my family to Red Deer, Alberta where I taught for thirty years in both junior and senior high schools with the public school system. I retired full time in 2000 but continued with teaching seasonal courses with the city Culture Services Community Programs for a number of years.

In 2009 I was the chair of the Red Deer & District Allied Arts Council and its representative to form the new Red Deer Arts Council. I continue to volunteer with the operations of the Kiwanis Gallery operated by the Council.

I am now able to devote more time to my studio art and activities within the arts community .